Well, I have been in patient at Cleveland Clinic since Monday at 9 a.m. Firefighter Jamie Samels drive me up and spent half the day with me. Jamie showed the nurses how to start I.V.'s! haha
Monday, started a 96 hour chemo drips at 10 a.m. Started real live radiation treatments in afternoon. The radiation group was 1.5 hours behind schedule and then my appointment took 1 hour. It is quite involved. I am using a breathing machine while laying in special design bed for me to get me in same position all 33 times. The breathing machine holds my breath while being "zapped" during 25 second intervals. The hardest part is keeping my arms above my head for hour without moving them. I have 6 zapping fields that all get zapped 3 times each, so 18 zaps after being lined up.
Besides chemo, I am getting Zofran 8 mg Q 8 hours, Lovenox shots in my abdomen to prevent blood clots, Amend for nausea, Prevacid just because, lomodal for diarrhea, and just about anything you want. I even got a pepperoni pizza!
All the staff is super! The food is excellent and hot! The view stinks! I do get to see about 5 helipcopters land each night that make a lot of noise. No much sleeping at night. Staff in every 30-60 minutes to do something. Will sleep at home this weekend. Leave here Friday night after radiation.
Was sick last night after dinner. Diarrhea, cramping, nausea. stayed in bed. feel better this a.m. Ate good breakfast and took long shower (always fun with 2 iv pumps and tubing). One chemo goes in my mediport and then other in an I.V. They can't run together. suppose to get a free short massage today. Seen 3 doctors today already. Peeing like crazy with all the fluids I am getting i.v. Overall, doing pretty good now. Lost more fuzz on top of my head.
Heidi and kids doing pretty well considering all this activity. Pray for their strength. Pray that the Lord will continue his work in this world. We sure need it! Please get yourself ready for his return. Lots going on in this world today. He may return soon!